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Meghan Markle Reflects On International Women's Day School Visit

Duchess Meghan poses with school children during a visit to Robert Clack School in Dagenham on March 6, 2020.
March 12, 2021 - 17:31 / Hayley Paskevich

In honour of International Women's Day this year, Meghan Markle wrote a special letter to a school she visited to mark the occasion in 2020! Meghan welcomed back the students of Robert Clack, and thanked them for the "kindness" they extended towards her. Find out more here!

Meghan Markle recently looked back at a special visit she made around this time last year! On Thursday, a school in Dagenham, England shared a letter from the Duchess of Sussex, which she sent to them earlier this week in honour of International Women's Day.

Meghan says she has "fond memories" of visit

Meghan's letter was addressed to the students of Robert Clack School, where she made a special appearance to commemorate last year's International Women's Day. "I look back on that day with such fond memories, and think of you all frequently," she said, "especially recognising how difficult it's been for students and families over the past year."

The Duchess of Sussex then spoke on behalf of her non-profit, Archewell Foundation. She urged that students "participate in real acts of compassion for the women in their lives and their community," and "learn about the trailblazing women who came before us," specifically naming suffragette Geraldine Dear.

Duchess Meghan poses with school children during a visit to Robert Clack School in Dagenham on March 6, 2020.

Meghan thanks students for "kindness" and "memories"

Meghan went on to talk about the importance of creating a legacy, saying she hopes the students are "continuing to make your voices heard." She thanked them for their "kindness" as well as "the memories you gave to me that I still hold and cherish," recalling a humorous anecdote from her visit.

The Duchess of Sussex also said it gave her "great pleasure" to welcome students back to in-person classes. And in the conclusion of her letter, she mentioned a special gift they had presented her with! "P.S. I still have the Debate Society team jacket you gave me with me here in California and wear it often," Meghan said. "Thank you again for thinking of me!"

Duchess Meghan is gifted a jacket from the 'Senior Debate Squad' during a visit to Robert Clack School on March 6, 2020.